At January’s Diocesan Convention, Bishop Mariann called for a Special Convention on Saturday, April 17 to debate and vote on the proposed Canon for Diocesan Stewardship and Parish Vitality. After holding online regional listening sessions in the intervening months, the proposed canon was revised and presented at the Special Convention. The canon, retitled “Canon 54 Diocesan Stewardship and Parish Viability,” was passed by the members of the Convention of the Diocese of Washington.

On this page, you will find a copy of the final canon as amended, the original report from the Advisory Committee on Diocesan Stewardship and Parish Vitality, and a summary of the original proposed canon.